South Shore

South Shore

BREAKING: Drains searched as stab probe continues

Police and council workers are searching drains in Lytham Road, South Shore, this morning, close to where a man was stabbed at the weekend.

The incident happened in Lytham Road, close to the junction of Watson Road
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Man stabbed in Blackpool street

A man was stabbed as he walked home from a Blackpool pub.
Heartless thieves have targetted ALS, the disabled children's community group based in the Gatehouse Centre on Waterloo Road. Even the few items which were left, such as this pool table, were damaged or broken beyond repair

Thieves swipe games from disabled children

Heartless thieves have been slammed for stealing games systems and television from a group working with disabled children, just weeks before Christmas.

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Gail with Ellie who is set to be a small screen star

Proof you can still teach an old dog new tricks!

A talented pooch has landed a role in a film.

Julie Gill

Woman jailed after abandoning baby in upturned pram in park

A woman has been jailed for 12 months after she abandoned a baby in an upturned pram in a Blackpool park.

Brian Eva, far left, British beard champion, with his fellow competitors. Picture by Richard Jon Photography

The Great British Beard-Off

Blackpool has become home to a most unlikely British champion.

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Fire crews rescue man from fifth floor flat

Fire crews rescue man from fifth floor flat

A man is in hospital after being rescued by firefighters from a smoke-filled flat in Blackpool early today.

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Pool chief Karl Oyston

EXCLUSIVE: Oyston admits: ‘We should not have sued Jeremy Smith in hindsight’

Blackpool Football Club chairman Karl Oyston today admitted: ‘We shouldn’t have sued Jeremy Smith.’

Photo Neil Cross 
Jimmy Armfield being presented with his business in football achievement award

Blackpool FC legend Armfield diagnosed with cancer for second time

Former Blackpool FC captain Jimmy Armfield has revealed that he is receiving cancer treatment for the second time.

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Photo Neil Cross
Blackpool Councillor Lily Henderson celebrating her 90th birthday

Lily marks 90th birthday

A Blackpool councillor says she has no intention of stepping down from her town hall duties despite reaching her 90th birthday this week.

News 2
The man's body was found in the house weeks after a 58-year-old woman was rescued from inside

Cleaners find decomposed body in Blackpool house - weeks after woman is rescued from inside

A badly decomposed body has been found at a Blackpool house – almost a month after a seriously ill woman was rescued from the “disgusting” conditions inside.

Chelsey Marie Baldwin who has launched her dance academy business

Blackpool gymnast springs into business after injury

A young gymnast is head over heels after setting up her own acrobatic school, thanks to help from Blackpool Council’s Get Started service.

Dale Docherty is wanted in connection with an alleged assault

Police appeal for ‘wanted’ man to hand himself in

Police have urged a Blackpool man, wanted in connection with an alleged assault, to hand himself in.

Plans to redevelop hotels including The Kimberley (pictured) have been refused

Third rejection for plan to replace run-down hotels

Developers are considering their next step after proposals to demolish run-down hotels and replace them with apartments were thrown out for the third time.

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Christopher Newman and Margaret Newman  waiting to receive �290 from Currys

Blackpool pensioners’ on ice over Currys freezer ‘fiasco’

Pensioners claim they have been left frozen out and £290 out of pocket by a national electrical store.

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Coun Lily Henderson (back centre) and coach John Cain (back right) with children and parents at the Highfield Park tennis sessions

Tennis is a big hit with youngsters

Free tennis sessions are serving up after-school fun for youngsters in South Shore.

Fishers Field off Highfield Road

Residents told covenant is just ‘folklore’

Residents keen to see a covenant that protects a popular Blackpool playing field have been told that it is nothing more than ‘folklore’.

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Plans to redevelop hotels including The Kimberley (pictured) have been refused

Prom flats bid scaled back

Plans to redevelop a rundown stretch of South Promenade in Blackpool go back before planners next week for the third time.

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Community first responder James Handforth with Kelsey Atkinson, Mollie Hammond, Teagan Atherton and Blue Ayres, all aged 11.

Life-saving lesson for 450 pupils in memory of PE teacher, who collapsed in the school corridor

Hundreds of pupils became potential life-savers as they learned CPR in memory of their former PE teacher.

Health 4
Darren Pilkington, left, with partner Mike Hardaker. Darren has joined Moore and Smalley amid expansion

Growth at Blackpool accountants

Regional accountancy and business advisory firm, Moore and Smalley, has strengthened its Blackpool office with a new senior appointment.

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